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Mexican Mauser?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Browns Fan, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Participating Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    North Carolina
    I opened up this mornings paper and some guy here in town is selling a mexican mauser 7mm, mdl 1923 in real good condition, with "extras", for $350. I didnt know that they made mausers in mexico, are they any good? Is this a good deal?
  2. dfaugh

    dfaugh Participating Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    They didn't (make them in Mexico). They were made in Germany for the Mexicans. These are (IIRC) the "older" small ring design. Fine for low pressure cartridges, but not as strong as later (1898, large ring) ones. But I might be wrong about that. Still 7x57 is a nice cartridge.

    $350 is pretty high unless its in really, really good condition, or the "extras" are worth a bunch. Although I haven't seen many for sale lately, maybe they've gone up in value. Seems like the last one I saw for sale at a gun show was $200-250, in pretty good shape.
  3. Sewerman

    Sewerman New Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    temple ga
    It probably wasnt made in mexico. almost every country in south and central america has imported mausers at one time. Im trying to find a chilean 1895 mauser in 7mm right now myself. call the dude and find out what it is , it may be something really cool.
  4. jlmurphy

    jlmurphy Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    My Mauser book shows Mexican Mausers from 1893 to 1936, small ring pre '98s, large ring '98s, and small ring '98s. Mostly made in Europe, but some made in Mexico. It could be a great rifle, you should get more info.

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